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  1. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Orange County, Calif
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    Bart
    I was just looking in the manual. It says we have a 5 gallon reserve in our tank. How do we use that 5 gallon reserve?
     
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  3. nerd

    nerd F1 Rookie

    Oct 12, 2003
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    Howdy Bart - Unlike a motorcycle or other vehicles where you have a valve to access the "Reserve", the 5 gallons mentioned in the manual is the amount of fuel that should be available after the warning light illuminates.

    Please read the old 550 fuel gauge thread:

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=567

    Be aware that among the many truths of Ferrari ownership are:

    1. Second gear synchros appreciate a few minutes of warmth to properly function and,
    2. Fuel gauges are almost useless and display in purely arbitrary manner

    Cheers!

    Kaller
     
  4. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
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    You are right about second.

    It makes no sense about the reserve. I am going to the dealer about this.
     
  5. Sfumato

    Sfumato F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
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    #4 Sfumato, Jan 18, 2004
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    Bart:
    I used it. I put 29.566 gal in one day. Ran 93 miles or so with light on. Dealer won't know squat. Dan and I and Dave have all sucked fumes, I went the farthest. Gauges are conservative, so we don't get stranded.
    Better than optimistic, actually.
    FWIW
    Lee
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  6. Ferrari

    Ferrari Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
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    W H A T ? ? ?

    SUPER for $1.479 ? ? ?

    Must be nice . . .

    I hate Los Angeles . . . but still better than Germany, $5/gallon .

    Enjoy . . .
     
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  8. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    Sure Lee, you just *have* to show that off again.

    Bart: you can go 80 miles with the light on. I did 81 (damn you Lee!)

    --Dan
     
  9. Sfumato

    Sfumato F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
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    :D Hey, I got 8.4mpg on that tank...Think we need a GPH gauge instead of a fuel level.

    I left ya the top 1/3 of the filler neck to beat me ;)

    Gas is still so cheap here I leave it idling when I'm at work...paid 1.61 for 93 octane in Z8 today.

    FWIW
    Lee

    PS, glad you're still alive, Dan :)
     
  10. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    Excellent, I have a sporting chance then! :D

    Thanks for the wishes...but is there something I should know? :p

    --Dan
     

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